Episcopal Diocese of Chicago: Convention To Reconvene June 8, Consider Reunifying with Dio. Quincy

June 8 meeting will consider reunification with the Diocese of Quincy.

The 175th Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will reconvene on June 8 at St. James Cathedral for the purpose of considering the proposed reunification with the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy.

In November 2012, the 175th Convention unanimously passed Resolution A-175 affirming the Diocese of Chicago’s intent to pursue reunification with Quincy and directing the bishop, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, to seek approval of the Quincy Reunion Agreement. At its conclusion, the convention was recessed rather than adjourned so that it could be called back into session to consider a final reunification agreement.

In May, members of the diocese are invited to attend one of four information sessions to learn more about the proposed reunification of the two dioceses, which were split to accommodate growth in 1877. Since 2008, the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, based in Peoria, has been forging a new identity and mission after its bishop and about 60% of its members broke away to become founders of the conservative Anglican Church of North America.

Information sessions will be held at locations to be announced from 6:30-8:30 pm on May 9, 15, 20 and 29.

Questions? Please talk with Director of Operations Courtney Reid at 312.751-6725 or via email.